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Arvind Kejriwal sends 10-point complaint list against Delhi Police to MHA

The MHA has asked the Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi to reply to the points raised at the “earliest”.

Written by Alok Singh | New Delhi | Published: November 13, 2015 2:59 am
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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has complained to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) that Delhi Police are not cooperating with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government. He has listed 10 points in a letter to the MHA sent on November 7. It includes an allegation that the police are “hounding” AAP MLAs by digging up old cases and creating new ones against them.

The MHA has asked the Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi to reply to the points raised at the “earliest”. Security at hospitals, law and order, transfer/posting of police officers, Meenakshi murder case (the 19-year-old was stabbed to death, allegedly by her neighbours on July 16 in Anand Parbat), FIR not filed in VAT and water tanker cases, threat to sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs) and security of officers are among points raised by the CM.

On security at hospitals, the letter notes incidents of violence against doctors are frequent. Resident doctors went on strike in June against the attacks and the government was constrained to impose ESMA, states the letter. Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung “directed the Delhi Police to provide protection to doctors in hospital,” but “they took no action to prevent attacks and no inquiry was conducted”, adds the letter.

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On law and order, the letter cites snatching of a chain of a woman police official deployed outside the CM’s residence on July 3. “Minister in-charge (home) called the police commissioner in the afternoon the same day about the action taken… and learnt the police commissioner was not even aware of the incident. The commissioner… told the minister this was not the only case with the police, there were several other important cases under his charge.”

The letter adds the police commissioner has not acted on a request by the CM’s office to upload the name, mobile number and area of each beat constable on the police website so that the people may contact them if they need help. The letter also states the police commissioner has not given the government a copy of the transfer posting policy of the Delhi Police and a list of officers who are in a post beyond the period mentioned in the policy.

On the Meenakshi murder case, the letter claims the police have not given the government the status report, despite the minister (home) writing to the commissioner. The letter also alleges the police have threatened to implicate SDMs “in fabricated cases, if they attempt to address the grievances of public which are related to police excesses”.

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  1. himanshu kalpana
    Nov 13, 2015 at 7:20 pm
    Why to complain against police? We all know our police is NOT corrupt and ready to help us. They write FIRs in time and investigate properly. There positing are not sold. Police never asks for a bribe on street or in police station.
    1. Ajay Munot
      Nov 13, 2015 at 4:08 pm
      It seems BJP have yet learnt a lesson. Anyway another 4 years & BJP will be vanished. Honest, Educated AK next PM
      1. L
        Dec 9, 2015 at 11:58 pm
        People of Delhi put confidence over AAP party. Now the leader of AAP is more responsible for the every situation happening in Delhi.He must have the capability to run the Govt.,otherwise all the people of Delhi are going to pay the price as they are only one who voted AAP party. Mr. Kejriwal even betra his own party members and how he is going to fulfill the promises he made to the Delhians .let's hope the people should not suffer a lot because of him and some positive must come from it.
        1. R
          Nov 13, 2015 at 2:33 pm
          So did I. I never said it was not possible to get ration cards or DLs in Bangalore !! Visit any RTOs in Bangalore, the first set of people to greet you will be the touts who have connections with officers inside. The ease of getting things done after getting rid of touts is showing results in Delhi is what I pointed out. The change has come about after the new govt put things in place. Officers here are certainly afraid to get away with quick money. Btw...I am a Kannadiga, born and brought up in Bangalore and I am proud of it. No way does comparing systems mean it is demeaning anyone.
          1. R
            Nov 13, 2015 at 12:28 pm
            And won in 11 state elections. Funny how you dools always ignore facts. Where are your Khujliwals 100 new colleges? Nothing but wife beaters and frauds in his cabinet.
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